26 km bike pass along the ocean

Santa Monica Guide: Biking

The Strand – Bicycle Beach Path

read more at: https://southerncaliforniabeaches.org/BikePath.php

One of the most fun things to do on vacation in Southern California is bike ride on the Santa Monica beach path. The bicycle path also known as “The Strand” starts at Will Rogers State Beach and travels through all of the South Bay beach communities and 2 harbors: Marina del Rey and King Harbor at Redondo Beach. The bike path ends about 2 miles past the South end of Redondo Beach Pier in Torrance. Depending upon where you park, the distance can be as much as 40 miles round trip – a good all-day workout with terrific views!

A good starting or meeting place to begin your beach path bike ride for sight seeing is the Santa Monica Pier. If you start at the Pier, you will pass through Santa Monica and Venice Boardwalk and then continue on to Marina del Rey. That is a about a 7 mile trip one way. You can stop for food and drinks at the Marina and then continue on to the rest of the bike path or turn around and head back to the pier.

Depending on which section you ride, the total trip can range from 14 to 40 miles and is a guaranteed “all-day” adventure.

Beach Path Route

The bike path is accessible from beaches all along the route.

From Santa Monica to Redondo Beach is about a 17 mile ride on a scenic stretch of smooth concrete beach path with a few bike lanes along the way.

The bike path offers many attractions such as the famous Santa Monica Pier, Venice Boardwalk, Marina Del Rey Harbors, Muscle Beach and you can bike all the way to Manhattan Beach to take in the amazing views.

Bike Rental

Our Guests’ favorite: Santa Monica Bike Rental (http://www.smbikerental.com/)

They located just 3.5 blocks from us at 1428 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401and open 7 days a week from 9 am till 6 pm or until Sunset.

They have the most reasonable bike rental around ($20 per day for 7-speed beach cruisers; $15 per day for single speed beach cruisers; $10 for sunset bike rental after 4 pm ). NOTE: All rentals are cash (ATM is on the premise).

They have over 200 bikes in stock from several beach cruisers, road bikes, and mountain bikes.

Bicycle maps are available to help you find your way around Santa Monica, including a list of all the best sights.